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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 11.12.2019

Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 11.12.2019

1. NADA names Suniel Shetty as brand ambassador

  • Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty was appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
  • NADA along with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) recently conducted anti-doping awareness workshops for all footballers.
  • The mass athlete awareness program against doping, which is a NADA educational programme, is set to be a regular fixture from 2019-20 onwards.
  • The NADA-designed programme introduced to Indian football for the first time was held in November 2019.

    About National Anti-Doping Agency:

    • Formation: November 24, 2005
    • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
    • Chairman: Minister of Sports (India)
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who has recently been selected as the brand ambassador of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)? Suniel Shetty
    2. Where is the headquarters of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) situated? New Delhi

2. Odisha to set up 45 new fast track courts

  • Aiming at expediting the trial of cases relating to women and children, the Odisha government said it will set up 45 new fast track courts.
  • Of these, 21 courts would be dedicated for cases of rape and sexual harassment of women, Law Minister Pratap Jena said.
  • The remaining 24 fast track courts will specifically deal with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) cases, he said.
  • The state government’s action comes after the Centre’s decision to formulate a scheme for setting up 1,023 fast track special courts for expeditious trial and disposal of rape cases.
  • The special fast track courts are being set up at Angul, Khurda, Balasore, Baripada, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Berhampur, Nayagarh, Phulbani, Puri, Jharsuguda, Bhawanipatna, Jeypore, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur and Sundargarh.
  • The fast track courts will function under Additional District Judges as per provisions of Orissa Civil Courts Act, 1984.

    What is fast track court?

    • These are special kind of courts which have exclusive jurisdiction over a particular category of law (in this case- sexual assault and children’s cases).
    • Fast track courts were introduced in India in the year 2000 in order to reduce the burden of cases from high courts and district courts and also to provide speedy justice.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently Odisha government has announced to set up 45 fast track courts for speedy disposal of which cases? Sexual crimes against women and children
    2. Recently the Odisha government has decided to set up how many fast-track courts to hear cases of sexual offenses against women and children? 45
    3. In which year, Fast track courts were introduced in India? 2000

3. Alberto Fernández sworn in as president of Argentina

  • Argentina’s Peronist leader Alberto Fernandez was sworn in as president, marking a shift to the left for Latin America’s third-largest economy, which is suffering rampant inflation, credit default fears and rising poverty.
  • The 60-year-old centre-left politician took his presidential oath in front of cheering legislators at Congress along with political leaders from the region and representatives from major trade partners including Brazil and the United States.
  • Fernandez takes over from conservative Mauricio Macri, who symbolically handed the incoming leader the presidential baton and sash.

    About Argentina:

    • Capital: Buenos Aires
    • Currency: Peso ($)
    • Vice President: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently Alberto Fernandez became new President of which country? Argentina
    2. Who has been sworn in as President of Argentina? Alberto Fernandez

4. Switzerland is country partner of BioAsia 2020

  • Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries and Commerce and Information Technology, Government of Telangana announced that Switzerland will serve as the country partner for the 17th edition of BioAsia.
  • Consistently ranked number one, Switzerland Ais widely known for innovation in big pharma with the presence of eminent pharma and life-sciences companies like Novartis, Roche, Lonza and Ferring Pharma.
  • With the theme ”Today For Tomorrow,” BioAsia 2020 is scheduled to be held from February 17 to 19.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. What is the theme of BioAsia 2020, the flagship event of Telangana’s pharma and biotech industry? Today For Tomorrow
    2. Government of Telangana has announced that ___ will be its country partner for the 17th edition of BioAsia॰ Switzerland

5. 13th South Asian Games concluded in Nepal

  • India concluded the South Asian Games with their highest medal tally in the history of the tournament.
  • The contingent was able to win 312 medals, which includes 174 gold, 93 silver, and 45 bronze medals.
  • India had claimed 309 medals in the 2016 edition of the South Asian Games and by winning 312 this time around, the contingent has broken their record.
  • Nepal concluded the tournament at the second position in the medal tally with a total of 206 medals. Sri Lanka and Pakistan are on the third and fourth spots respectively.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently how many medals has India won to top the 13th South Asian Games? 312
    2. This year which edition of the South Asian Games was held in Nepal? 13th

6. International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval weapon Systems – NAVARMS-19

  • The fourth edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS-19’ with the theme “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives” is scheduled at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, Development Enclave, New Delhi on 12-13 Dec 19.
  • The two day event spread over five plenary sessions will provide opportunity for exchange of ideas, create awareness and identify emerging prospects for Indian/International defence industry in domain of Naval Weapon Systems.
  • NAVARMS is the only international seminar and exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems conducted in the country to invite all the stakeholders in life cycle management of Naval Weapons and provide a common platform to share their views and concerns.
  • The Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri will address the gathering during the Inaugural session on 12 Dec 19 and will inaugurate the Exhibition. The past three editions of NAVARMS organised in 2007, 2010 and 2013 have aroused much enthusiasm and active participation by the Industry, Ministry of Defence, DRDO and the users.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. The fourth edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS-19’ has started in which city? New Delhi
    2. What is the theme of ‘NAVARMS-19’, the only international seminar and exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems conducted in India? Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives

7.  India among top 10 countries with higher climate performance: Report

  • India, for the first time, ranks among the top 10 in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released at the COP25 climate summit in Spanish capital Madrid.
  • The current levels of per capita emissions and energy use in India ranked 9th in the high category showing that emissions are still comparatively low. However, despite a high rating for its Climate Policy performance, experts point out that India has yet to develop a roadmap to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies and reduce the country’s high dependence on coal.
  • As none of the countries assessed is already on a path compatible with the Paris climate targets, the first three places of the ranking remain unoccupied, the authors noted.
  • While some EU countries such as Sweden (4th) and Denmark (5th), one of the best climbers, achieve overall high or very high ratings, the performance of EU countries varies largely.
  • China, the largest global emitter slightly improves its ranking in the index to 30th place.
  • While only two G20 countries, the UK (7th) and India (9th), are ranked in the high category, eight G20 countries are remaining in the worst category of the index.
  • Australia (56th out of 61), Saudi Arabia and above all the US perform particularly poor.
  • The index is jointly presented by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is jointly presented by Germanwatch and ___. Climate Action Network
    2. What is India’s ranks in the 2019 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)? 9th

8. Praggnanandhaa wins London Chess Classic

  • India’s R. Praggnanandhaa won the FIDE Open category of the London Chess Classic, which concluded with a tally of 7.5 points out of nine rounds.
  • The 14-year-old finished joint first with Anton Smirnov of Australia, who also scored 7.5 points.
  • In the ninth and final round that stretched to the next day, Praggnanandhaa drew with his compatriot Sahaj Grover.
  • Earlier, in the eighth round, the Indian Grandmaster drew with his country-mate Arvindh Chithambaram (7 points), who ended up in third place.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which Indian chess grandmaster has won the FIDE Open category of the London Chess Classic? Praggnanandhaa

9. Onida’s Chairman, Mr. Gulu Mirchandani conferred with Lifetime Achievement award by CEAMA

  1. Mr. Gulu Mirchandani, the Founder Chairman of Mirc Electronics Ltd. (Onida) was conferred with “Lifetime Achievement award” by CEAMA (Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association) at a mega event held at Delhi.
  2. The award was presented by Shri. Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance and corporate affairs.
  3. He was bestowed with this award for his immense contribution to the consumer electronics industry, which he has shaped and formed over three decades of his entrepreneurial journey.

CEAMA is an all India organisation in the consumer electronics and durables sector. It has been in existence for over three decades. In a turbulent global economy, India is a rare ‘bright spot’ that has continued its growth trajectory by manufacturing output under the initiative called ‘Make in India’.

Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Name the Onida’s Chairman, who has been conferred with the “Lifetime Achievement award” by CEAMA? Mr. Gulu Mirchandani
  2. What does CEAMA stands for? Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association

10. FICCI set to organize 9th Global Sports Summit ”TURF 2019”

  • After the successful execution of the previous 8 editions, FICCI returns with the highly prestigious Global Sports Summit “TURF” which is slated to be held at the FICCI, Federation house in the national capital on December 11.
  • This will be the 9th edition of the Global Summit which will witness esteemed sports personalities, administrators and members from the Indian sports fraternity be a part of the event.
  • These awards are an attempt by FICCI to acknowledge the contribution and felicitate sports achievers and the various stakeholders who co-create the evolving sports ecosystem. This is going to be a platform for strategic dialogue to bring together senior decision-makers and the who”s who of Indian and international sports industry to deliberate on profitable promotion and grassroots development of the sports in the country.
  • The session will conclude with the coveted, India Sports Awards honoring excellence in the field of sports across catagories. The awards have been conferred by a jury headed by Mukul Mudgal, retired Indian judge, Delhi High Court and Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  • The event is powered by FIT INDIA, Partner State: Odisha Government, Summit Partner: Star India, Brand Partners: Tata Edelweiss.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. FICCI is set to organize 9th Global Sports Summit named: TURF 2019
    2. This year which edition of the global sports summit ‘Turf’ will be organized by FICCI? Ninth

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